Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)


Abraham Foxman Confirms 'Time Out' on Iran Nuclear Push

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

ADL National Director Abe Foxman has confirmed that leaders of major Jewish organizations have agreed on a limited “time out” during which they will not push for stronger sanctions on Iran.Read More


'Jewish Quartet' of Leaders Gives Barack Obama 60 Days for Iran Nuclear Thaw

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

'Jewish Quartet' of Leaders Gives Barack Obama 60 Days for Iran Nuclear Thaw
Leaders of four major Jewish organizations have indicated to the Obama Administration that they will have a 60-day moratorium during which they will refrain from conducting any public campaign urging Congress to strengthen U.S. sanctions against Iran.Read More


ADL Chief Abraham Foxman Blasts 'Weak and Retreating' America

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

ADL Chief Abraham Foxman Blasts 'Weak and Retreating' America
Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said that the world increasingly sees a “weak and retreating” United States that “cannot be counted on.”Read More


White House Pushes for Jewish Support on Syria

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

White House Pushes for Jewish Support on Syria
The U.S. administration has launched an outreach campaign to convince American Jewish leaders and their organizations to support President Obama’s efforts to win Congressional support for a military operation in Syria – but the leaders are wary of joining the fray.Read More


Cuba's Maccabiah Team Reflects Jewish Revival

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Cuba's Maccabiah Team Reflects Jewish Revival
When the members of the Cuban delegation march on to the pitch in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium for the 19th Maccabiah’s opening ceremony, they will be making Jewish sporting history. Although individual Cuban athletes have participated in the Maccabiah before, this is the first time that an official delegation from the communist island south of Florida has come to Israel to take part in the games.Read More






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  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
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  • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
  • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
  • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
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  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
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  • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
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